Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs-  1991, Directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Chris Isaak, and Charles Napier
He says-  FBI trainee Foster is recruited to attempt to get through to a brilliant psychotic criminal, "Hannibal the Cannibal" Lecter (Hopkins), in the hope that he may help catch a serial killer.  Almost unbearably intense, brilliantly acted (by Foster and Hopkins), and cannily put together--though the subject matter is at times repellent.  Based on the Thomas Harris best-seller; the Hannibal character appeared in a previous Harris adapatation, Manhunter.  Oscar winner for Best Picture, Actor (Hopkins), Actress (Foster), Director, and Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).  Followed 10 years later by Hannibal.  3 and a half stars.

I say-  This is such a classic movie.  I'm slowly working on watching all 4 of these movies with my wife, so I'm going to get these knocked out as well.   If you look closely at the skull on the moth on the poster, the skull is actually comprised of naked women.  Probably the best acting of any movie, and Buffalo Bill's dance is awesome!  4 stars.

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